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Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'
Armand's Clematis (Evergreen Clematis) 'Snowdrift'

A vigorous climber with evergreen dark glossy leaves. White fragrant flowers, 5-6 cm across, appear from March to May. Plant in a sheltered site. It’s cold-resistant, and will tolerate temperature down to -12oC. It’s particularly recommended for winter ga..

Raised by L. Burbank, United Kingdom 1896.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 3-5 m small III, IV, V N, W 1 (none) Zones 7B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, W 1 (none) Zones 7B - 9

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
Armand's Clematis (Evergreen Clematis) 'Apple Blossom'

A vigorous climber growing 3-5 m high with dark glossy evergreen leaves. From March to May pale pink fragrant flowers, 4-6 cm across, appear on the plant. It requires a warm, sunny, sheltered site and fertile well-drained soil. It sustains temperatures do..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale pink, fragrant 4-6 m small III, IV N, W 1 (none) Zones 7 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, W 1 (none) Zones 7 - 9

Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'
Anemone Clematis 'Elizabeth'

A vigorous, profusely flowering climber. A wall of hundreds of light pink, slightly vanilla scented flowers, 6 cm across, with 4 tepals and yellow anthers on creamy filaments can stay on the plant even for a few weeks in May and June. Flower buds and some..

Bred by George R. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1953.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 4-8 m small V, VI S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6B - 9

Clematis montana 'Mayleen'
Anemone Clematis 'Mayleen'

A vigorous, profusely flowering climber. A thick wall of hundreds of light pink, slightly vanilla scented flowers, 5-7 cm across, can stay on the plant even for a few weeks in May and June. 4 wide tepals, lighter and wavy at the edges and yellow anthers o..

Introduced by Jim Fisk, United Kingdom in 1984
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 4-8 m small V, VI S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6B - 9

Clematis montana var. rubens
Anemone Clematis var. rubens

A beautiful, very strong-growing and floriferous climber. During May and June a mass of scented, rosy mauve-pink flowers, abundantly scattered over the whole plant, can last as long as a few weeks. Unfortunately flower buds and sometimes stems tend to fre..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 8 m small V S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6 - 9

Clematis montana 'Freda'
Anemone Clematis 'Freda'

A rampant growing florifeorus climber. Small bright cherry-pink flowers, the tepals with darker edges. Requires a sheltered, warm position. It can freeze during harsh winters and therefore will not flower the following spring. Suitable for growing into t..

Raised by F. Deacon, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1985.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
cherry-pink 3-5 m small V S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6 - 9

Clematis 'Taiga'PBR
Clematis 'Taiga'PBR

An intriguing new cultivar of double, extravagant flowers. Blooms abundantly in summer. A valuable adornment of any type of a garden or a terrace. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers highly decorative, violet-blue with green-yellow petal tips, always double, of ..

Raised by Shigeaki Ochiai in Japan. In the market since 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
2-2.5 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 6 - 9

Clematis terniflora 'Early Snow'
Sweetautumn Clematis 'Early Snow'

An attractive feature in autumn garden – rampant vine covered during the season with hundreds or even thousands of white, star-like flowers, 2-3.5 cm in diameter, gathered in panicles.  Flowers consist of 4-5 sepals and white stamens (both anthers and fil..

Selected by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland, 2002. On the market since 2014. Originates from seeds collected in a natural site in Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 3-4 m small IX, X, XI S, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 6 - 9

Clematis 'Ryuan'
Clematis 'Ryuan'

An interesting Japanese cultivar of purple-dark blue velvety flowers 10 cm in diameter, consisting of 4 narrow, eliptic sepals and dark violet anthers on light violet filaments. Flowers borne from mid-June till September. Leaves single or trifoliate, ofte..

Raised by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan, before 2008 as a result of crossing Clematis florida with Clematis integrifolia
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-dark blue 1.5-1.7 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 6 - 9

Clematis 'Happy Diana'
Clematis 'Happy Diana'

A Japanese cultivar of the largest flowers in Texensis Group. Flowers are deep pink, tulip-shaped. Bloom profusely throughout summer. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers small, 4–7 cm across, deep pink, consisting of 3 sepals strongly curled at the tips. They ar..

Found as a sport of ‘Princes Diana’ cultivar by Tuneo Tshigura, Japan, ca. 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Duchess of Albany'
Clematis 'Duchess of Albany'

A moderately fast growing, semi-herbaceous climber. Attractive, nodding, bright pink flowers, shading to lilac-pink at margins, are similar in shape to lily-flowered tulips. During autumn and winter the plant is adorned with silky seed heads. Suitable for..

Raised by A. G. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1894.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, tulip-shaped 2-3 m small VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'
Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'

Unusual flowers, shaped like lily-flowered tulips. Rich crimson tepals are later spreading. The beautiful flowers open much wider than other texensis types. During autumn and winter the plant is adorned with decorative seed heads. It clings to a support b..

Raised by F. Morel, France.Introduced in 1914.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
crimson, tulip-shaped 2-3 m medium VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis ×triternata 'Rubromarginata'
Clematis triternata 'Rubromarginata'

Fragrant, small, pale violet-pink flowers, margined with reddish violet, are borne in masses during July-August. A strong-growing cultivar excellent for growing over fences, pergolas, arbors and walls. Thrives best and flowers profusely in a sunny, warm a..

Raised by T. Cripps, United Kingdom 1862.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-pink, fragrant 3-5 m small VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' PBR
Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' PBR

A Polish variety developed by Szczepan Marczyński, offered for sale in 2011. Its small purple flowers (3-4.5 cm in diameter) have intense pleasant scent. It produces abundant blossom in July-August and continues to bloom until early October. It has small,..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple, fragrant 3 m small VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis terniflora
Sweetautumn Clematis

A vigorous Japanese cultivar, often forming a dense tangle of growth. Very popular in the USA. A late flowering variety bearing during September-November a profusion of small star-shaped, white, sweetly scented flowers. Requires a sunny, warm position wit..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 5-7 m small IX, X, XI S, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Princess Diana'
Clematis 'Princess Diana'

A stunning variety with bright pink, outward facing, tulip-shaped flowers, July-August. During autumn and winter the plant is adorned with silky seed heads. It clings to a support by means of curling petioles. Suitable for growing over arbors, pergolas, v..

Raised by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom 1984.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
vivid pink with paler margins 2-3 m medium VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Crispa Angel'
Clematis 'Crispa Angel'

Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers 3.5-4 cm in diameter consisting of 4 light blue, white-toned sepals with wavy edges and pointy, curling tips. On the outside sepals have 2-3 distinct ribs. Stamens consist of yellow anthers set on white fi..

Selected by Kozo Sugimoto, Japan, before 2008.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 1.5 m small VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Princess Red'
Clematis 'Princess Red'

Fetching, Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding, pleasantly fruity-scented flowers, 3-3.5 cm in diameter. Flowers consist of 4 carmine sepals with light pink margins and pointy, strongly curled tips. On the outside, sepals have 5 delicate ribs. Stamen..

Raised by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan, before 2008.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
carmine 2.5-3 m small VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Fay'
Clematis 'Fay'

Exceptionally free flowering, fetching cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers 2-3 cm in diameter consisting of 4 light pink sepals with lighter margins and strongly curling tips. On the outside sepals are slightly ribbed and on the inside are creamy-pin..

Raised in 2003 by Willem Straver, Germany. On the market since 2007.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 2 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Sophie'
Clematis 'Sophie'

Charming, elegant Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers, 1.5-2 cm in diameter consisting of 4 violet sepals with lighter margins and pointy, strongly curled tips on long, purple pedicles.  On the outside of the sepals there are 3 delicate ribs..

Raised in 1992 by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan. Named in 2001.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet, bell-shaped 0.5-1 m small V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9